The bureaucracy's favourite acting...oops, she's now permanent...assistant deputy minister will soon be changing ministries. Effective July 20, Barb Walman will be moving from energy, mines and petroleum resources to community services, where she will be responsible for women's services, seniors's services and inner city partnerships. Astute Public Eye readers will remember Ms. Walman as being one children and family development deputy minister Chris Hayne's special projects, having advanced through the civil service under his tutelage. But when her boss was exited from government following the Doug Walls affair, Ms. Walman was parachuted into the custody of Mr. Haynes's former colleague Sheila Wynn, then deputy minister of energy and mines and now the top bureaucrat at...yes, you guessed it...community services.
July 13, 2005